Thursday, January 5, 2017

Ryan DeBois of Maple Grove receives UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship

Ryan DeBois of Maple Grove, Minnesota, a senior at Maple Grove Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield and awarded a $34,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship for tuition over 4 years.

The scholarship is awarded based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores and can be renewed for a total of four years if the student maintains college GPA requirements.

At UIS, DeBois will major in Psychology. His future plans include graduate school and a possible career in the FBI.

“I chose UIS for the great atmosphere,” he said.

At Maple Grove Senior High School, DeBois is involved in soccer and the Link Crew leadership and mentoring program.

The CAP Honors Program is a selective undergraduate program combining high standards and emphasis on excellence with a small residential college model, enrolling only about 100 first-year students each year.

The program brings together intellectually strong students with talented, dedicated faculty to create a unique academic environment within the greater UIS community.

Capital Scholar Honors students participate in an interdisciplinary core curriculum designed to prepare students for their major and provide leadership opportunities.

In order to receive a $34,000 Capital Scholars Honors Program Deans Scholarship, the student must earn a 30 to a 31 on their ACT or a minimum of 1390 SAT and hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.75.

For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at 217/206-6724 or email For a full list of scholarship opportunities visit

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